Tag Archive: Home Defense


Ready When You Need It Tactical Firearm Storage

 

Tactical Shelve

 

 

   A company from Virginia that specializes in hidden tactical storage for your firearms has come up with a new item(s) that are due to ship this month . Tactical Walls.com is a family owned and operated business in the beautiful Shenandoah valley .

 

 

” The founder, Tim Matter, is a husband and father. After four years of active duty in the USAF where he served as a crew chief on F-16′s, he attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia where he received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design. He enjoys, creating and designing, as well as shooting, and riding motorcycles. He loves to make people laugh, and he is always working on some new project.    In addition to running  TACTICAL WALLS,  he is still a full-time designer in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Several weekends out of the year he can be found instructing high performance riding techniques at Cornerspin in North Carolina. He always seems to be on the go, but you can easily get in touch with him here, he’d love to talk with you. (He LOVES to talk!). “

 

 

   They offer a nice line of hidden storage units that are 100% American made and very reasonably priced , but what really caught our eye is the new Tactical Shelf unit that they are just now bringing to market .

 

Tactical Shelf Opened

 

 

     The Tactical Shelf is available in two models , the larger (above) that will hold a rifle/shotgun and pistol(s) and a smaller unit that will hold a couple of handguns . Here are the specs for the larger unit which sells for $380.00 :

 

” Our 1242 RLS (Rifle Length Shelf) is handmade right here in the United States! This product is an elegant storage solution for handguns and accessories. Comes standard in black with cherry finished wooden shelf. Includes: (1) 1242 RLS Shelf, (2) Magnetic Keys, (1) 42”x12”x1.5” Customizable Foam Pad, Mounting Hardware.

  This is currently available for preorder and will ship in February. Shipping is completely FREE for all preordered items.”

 

The 825 PLS – Pistol Length Shelf sells for $280.00 and looks like this :

 

 

PLS Tactical Shelf

 

    

 In addition to the tactical shelves they offer a range of other decorative firearm storage solutions to choose from including the wall unit described in the video below .

 

 

 

 

   These units look like just the ticket to keep your guns safe and handy while at the same time placating your partner’s decorating sensibilities . Learn more at TacticalWalls.com and see more at their YouTube channel .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gun Box Redefines Accessible Handgun Storage

 

The Gun Box

 

” Handgun storage for home protection just got a face lift, and it’s called The Gun Box.”

 

 

 

” The Gun Box is a revolutionary way for gun owners to store handguns nearby safely and securely, while allowing users access at lightning speeds. The unit is portable, sports a sleek, modern design and can only be opened by you.”

 

 

 

 

” There are three models currently available: the RF ($279), Biometric ($299) and Premier ($475) models. The way the RF model works is through an RFID scanner on The Gun Box, which responds to an RFID chip embedded in a specially made Gun Box wristband. Simply waving the wristband in front of the scanner opens The Gun Box.”

 

 

The Gun Box

 

 

 

Read on . Pictures from TheGunBox.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Defense Shotgun: Myths And Reality

 

 

 

If you stand around a gun counter long enough, someone will walk in and ask the so-called “expert” behind the counter, “What is the best thing for home defense?” Without missing a beat the answer usually is, “buy yourself X brand of shotgun, you can’t miss.” At this point, I usually leave said store because I can’t stand hearing sewage like this spewed at uneducated buyers. I am in no way saying the shotgun is not a great home-defense weapon; it has been proven time and time again to be a great choice for home defense. What I am saying is the myth surrounding the shotgun, and the amount of cool-guy stuff you can hang off of one, has placed the venerable shotgun on a big white pedestal. A shotgun is one of the most versatile but hard-to-master firearms available. They are usually (with exception of NFA items) bulky, heavy, slow to reload and hold a laughable amount of ammo.

For the purpose of this article I’m only going to cover “combat” shotguns, ones commonly used for home defense, patrol work or in the military. This style usually has barrels of 20″ or shorter, holds five or more rounds and is not well-suited to hunting or target shooting. If you have ever watched a show about police on TV and they pull out a shotgun, then you know what I am talking about. “

 

   The DC Caller offers a very thorough primer on shotguns for home defense and while they may not be for everyone there is no doubting their effectiveness in the hands of an experienced user. The article is well worth your time , even if you think you know it all .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on May 6, 2013

” This is probably the longest video I have ever made but trust me its a good one. 

Ever wonder what the differences are between a Remington 870 and a Mossberg 500/590? Ever wonder which one you should buy? Which one is better?

Both shotguns have their pros & cons. In my opinion one is not necessarily better than the other. What it really boils down to is which shotgun has the “features” you want/need.

The best way to decide which shotgun is best for you is to know the features that separate them. Do not buy a gun based on some guy simply saying “brand X” is the best and has no facts to back it up. 

I did not talk about pistol grip shotguns in this video because I wanted to keep it basic and below 30 minutes long. I will talk about the pros & cons of pistol grip shotguns in a separate video.

My channel https://www.youtube.com/user/mixflip?…

 

 

HT/bearingarms.com

 

 

 

 

Mossberg Model 500 Thunder Ranch 12 Gauge Pump-Action Fighting Shotgun

 

 

” The Mossberg Model 500 shotgun has been around for over half a century, being introduced in 1961. It is one of the most popular shotguns ever built, with Mossberg just recently producing the ten millionth Model 500 shotgun. The Model 500 design is the basis for the entire line of Mossberg pump shotguns, including the military Model 590A1, which serves the US military and law enforcement market, with variations of the Models 590 and 590A1 available for the civilian market as well. Still, the basic Model 500 has endured for five decades because it is a very affordable shotgun, and it works very well.

The Model 500 is available in dozens of configurations that fill quite well the role of a fighting shotgun, and the one shown here is their Thunder Ranch variation. Thunder Ranch is a world-renowned firearms training facility in Oregon, founded and directed by Clint Smith. Mr. Smith is well-known as a firearms instructor and writer, and has successfully run Thunder Ranch for twenty years, training shooters in the defensive and offensive use of firearms. The Model 500 Thunder Ranch shotgun shown here was designed in cooperation with Mr. Smith, and has pretty much everything needed to serve as a fighting shotgun.”

 

 

Video at the link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self Defense Inside The Home: Avoiding Over-Penetration 

 

 

 

 

” Decisions, decisions, decisions… it seems like when it comes to defending your family there is a lot of themCalibertypemakemodelammunitionstopping powercapacitytraining, and the omnipresent legal repercussions—self-defense is a hailstorm of life or death choices and another one of these (and one often neglected) is over-penetration.

Shooting Through Walls

Situation and terrain determine tactics and nowhere is this more evident than when firing a gun inside a closed environment like your home. Accordingly, a self-defense minded gun owner needs to first take into account where he lives (a suburban house, a farm, a studio apartment etc.) and then assess the location and materials used in its construction. These factors will determine your choice of gun and round.”

 

 

Remington 870 Gets The Magpul Treatment Too

 

 

 

 

” Earlier today we talked about Remington’s new R-15 rifles coming out with Magpul furniture, but the real news is that they’re coming out with an officially-sanctioned Remington 870 decked out with Magpul’s new buttstock and forend.

This was less of an “if” and more of a “when” but we’re glad Remington’s doing it sooner rather than later. Magpul launched their line of 870 accessories about six months ago and it was pretty instantaneously successful.

So the Remington 870 Express Tactical Magpul shotgun isn’t too much of a surprise. The good news is that they did more than just add the furniture to a bare-bones 870. They added it to their already popular Express Tactical, which has a handful of features that befit this equally-tactical furniture.”

Way Cool

From IMAO

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  ”  If you had to choose one gun—and only one gun—to get you through a disaster (be it traditional or zombie-related), what would it be? If you could have one firearm (that’s realistically available) to protect yourself, your family and your assets, what would it be and why? Here are 10 choices made by some of the editors and contributors in NRA Publications. What would you choose? Let us know. “

MY DISASTER GUN

Courtesy of InfoWars.com 

“92-year-old Verona man shoots intruder at home”

” Earl Jones had just turned off his new TV shortly after 2 a.m. Monday when he heard a bang in the basement.

The 92-year-old Boone County farmer walked eight paces to get his loaded .22 caliber rifle from behind the bedroom door. He unwrapped a beige cloth and returned to the living room, sitting in a chair with clear view – and shot – of the basement door, waiting with the gun across his lap.

Some 15 minutes later, when he heard footsteps moving closer up the stairs, he raised the rifle to his eye. The intruder kicked open the door. Jones fixed his aim on the center of the man’s chest and fired a single shot. The Boone County Sheriff later announced the death of the intruder, Lloyd (Adam) Maxwell, 24, of Richmond, Ky.”

 

“92-year-old Verona man shoots intruder at home”

” Earl Jones had just turned off his new TV shortly after 2 a.m. Monday when he heard a bang in the basement.

The 92-year-old Boone County farmer walked eight paces to get his loaded .22 caliber rifle from behind the bedroom door. He unwrapped a beige cloth and returned to the living room, sitting in a chair with clear view – and shot – of the basement door, waiting with the gun across his lap.

Some 15 minutes later, when he heard footsteps moving closer up the stairs, he raised the rifle to his eye. The intruder kicked open the door. Jones fixed his aim on the center of the man’s chest and fired a single shot. The Boone County Sheriff later announced the death of the intruder, Lloyd (Adam) Maxwell, 24, of Richmond, Ky.”

 

Deal of the Day

Mossberg Special

Ironic that the ” Pacific ” northwest seems to be leading the way in the personal defense department these days .